Nations and States in Southeast Asia

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Cambridge University Press, May 13, 1998 - History - 136 pages
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This reflective and provocative book outlines the emergence of the nation-states of modern Southeast Asia. It considers various ways of looking at Southeast Asian history, combining narrative, analysis and discussion. The book's three sections give a broad historical overview of individual nation-states, reflect on significant problems in understanding Southeast Asia, and explore the current state of writing Southeast Asian history. This book reflects a lifetime's scholarship and will become a major interpretive synthesis of modern Southeast Asia.
 

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Contents

Indonesia
3
Malaysia Singapore Brunei
12
The Philippines
21
BurmaMyanmar
27
Vietnam
33
SiamThailand
38
PROBLEMS AND POLICIES
45
Colonial and national frontiers
47
The Japanese
79
Gaining independence
85
Democratic institutions
89
International factors in the winning of independence
95
Armies
103
Millenarianism
108
Foreign policy
111
PERIODS AND PERSPECTIVES
119

Colonial authority
57
The industrial revolution
64
Parliamentary government and Southeast Asia
69
Nationalism
73
Time and place
121
Septentrionalism
126
Index
132
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